Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E.Smith is a very cute book with an equally attractive cover. It lays emphasis on the father daughter relationship and also about a young seventeen year falling in love with someone she meets on a trans-Atlantic flight.
Hadley Sullivan, 17, stays with her mother in Connecticut and is scared of dentists, ovens, spiders, mayonnaise and closed spaces. He father is remarrying in London and she is flying from JFK to attend the wedding. She is not very enthusiastic to attend the wedding and mentions it to her mother who wants her to attend it. She misses her flight by four minutes and gets a flight which is three hours later.
Oliver is from London, studies in Yale and is also travelling on the same flight as her to London. She meets him at the airport and assumes that he is also on his way to attend a wedding. He does not tell her that he is on the way to attend his father’s funeral.
He helps her overcome claustrophobia on the flight. On reaching London, they part ways. After the wedding, she hears someone talking about a funeral and Paddington, feels it has something to do with Oliver and rushes there. She comes back to the hotel and has a heart to heart talk with her father and they become closer than ever before.
The father daughter relationship, the story telling sessions of Hadley’s childhood, the “Time to consult the elephant” type of understanding between a father and a daughter is all so sweet.
The duration of the story is just 24 hours from 11.56 PM GMT one day to 11.56 PM GMT the next day. A very well written book, sensitive at times, funny at other. I am actually waiting for a sequel to this book.
A must read if you are in need of something short, sweet and soft.
Book source: Bought
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group